Friday, February 5, 2010

Texas Fudge Cake




I found this recipe over at Cookie Baker Lynn's site and it is one delicious chocolate cake! Thank you Lynn for this recipe! The best thing about this cake is that most, if not all of the ingredients are things we all keep in our pantries. No going out and buying an ingredient that we use only once or twice and end up throwing away. I can't stand that and have done that countless times. This is my kind of recipe. My son had asked if I could make a chocolate cake and since we all love chocolate here there was no problem filling that request! Of course, I wanted to try a new recipe and this fit the bill. It is so chocolatey and moist.




I also thought since some of you may live in areas where we will be snowbound this weekend, most of you will already have these ingredients on hand. Yes, we are expecting a massive amount of snow here. Up to 2 ft. This is very, very unusual. It's not like this is upstate New York you know. We are talking Virginia here. Schools today have already been closed simply due to the fact of the massive storm approaching. It has just started snowing outside and I am already dreading walking my poor little chihuahua....I will have to go out hourly and keep shoveling a little path for her so she can "go" when she needs too!!!! I'm sure I will be posting over the weekend since I'll be home....with plenty of sugar and eggs this time! No running out of anything this weekend.




For the cake:


1 cup butter (2 sticks)


5 Tbsp cocoa


1 cup water


2 cups sifted flour


2 cups sugar


1/2 tsp salt


1/2 tsp baking soda


2 eggs


1/2 cup milk


1 tsp vanilla




Preheat oven to 375 degrees F with rack in the center of the oven. Butter and flour a 9 x 13 metal pan. In a medium saucepan combine the butter, cocoa and water. Bring to a boil. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt and baking soda. Pour the hot ingredients in the dry ingredients. Stir well with a wooden spoon. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla. Stir until the batter is smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and place it in the oven. Bake for 25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool. Immediately make the frosting and pour the frosting over the warm cake. Spread the frosting evenly and let the cake cool before cutting.




Frosting:


1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter


3 Tbsp milk


2 Tbsp cocoa


dash salt


1 tsp vanilla


2 cups powdered sugar




In medium saucepan combine the butter, milk, cocoa, salt and vanilla. Bring to a boil. Place the powdered sugar in a large bowl (I always sift powdered sugar first). Pour the hot ingredients over the powdered sugar and beat with a wooden spoon until the frosting is smooth.




Enjoy!




24 comments:

Anncoo said...

This looks so yummy! Can I try some :D

Jenn said...

Yum! I love, love, love chocolate cake... well I love anything chocolate! I like the simplicity of the recipe..thanks for posting it.

Joanne said...

This cake sounds like chocolate heaven! It's definitely a plus that I wouldn't have to buy anything for it...

Justin said...

the words "texas" and "fudge" got me really excited. looks like a nice cake.

Cassie said...

I bookmarked this one from Lynn's site. And uh oh: I have all the ingredients on hand too. I may need to make this tomorrow!!

Jenn said...

CHOCOLATE!!!!!

I need a slice of that right now to accompany this glass of milk sitting next to me.

Mags said...

It's snowing like crazy here too and supposed to continue over the next 24 hours. I stocked up on bread baking supplies and plan on keeping busy with several recipes.

I actually all these cake ingredients on hand too so might have to stir one up to have with coffee in front of the fireplace.. YUM!

A Year on the Grill said...

Love Chocolate Cake... did your son proud!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

I want to be snowed in with this cake! Looks divine!

doggybloggy said...

I read this and instantly needed chocolate so I made some mint chocolate brownies...thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa said...

Mmmnnn chocolate cake! Now I am craving some!

Mary said...

This really does sound good. I'd love to have a taste of it right now. Have a great weekend

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Keep warm through the storm :) I live in upstate NY and we have yet (knock on wood) actually gotten hammered by snow this year. Guess mother nature is giving you a taste of what we are used too :)

The cake looks fantastic too. I'm a big fan of recipes that do not call for odd ingredients. I, like you, have wasted a lot of "only used once" ingredients.

Coleen's Recipes said...

We just love classic cakes like this.

Julie said...

Sign me up...I'll take some of this now!

tamilyn said...

Chocolate cake-what's not to love!

George Gaston said...

Debbie, this is a great recipe! And like you said, all the ingredients are on-hand... for a chocoholic like me, that is awesome. Many thanks...

Anna said...

Ooooooh. Perfect for Superbowl! I haven't made one of those in a while.

Diana's Cocina said...

We love this cake and make it often. Love your blog! I'm your new follower.;)

Stop by and visit me some time.

teresa said...

oh yum, chocolate sheet cake is the best. my hubs makes it every year for my birthday!

Melissa said...

Looks great! I love coming across recipes where I have all the ingredients on hand, its like a little victory. Hehe.

Katy ~ said...

Enough with the snow already folks! I'm in New Hampshire and seeing bare ground. What's up with that? The snow that we do get isn't staying to speak of. Geesh. Talk about role reversal.

Your cake is a delicious snowy day project, and one that the whole family can enjoy and benefit from! Well done.

Bridgett said...

Oooh, chocolate heaven...my favorite!

Monica H said...

I'm definitely going to have to try this now! I'm pretty sure my husband will not be complaining.